townland
Baile Thomáis
genitive: Bhaile Thomáis
(Irish)
Ballythomas
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of Tomás
    Tomás — ainm pearsanta (< Thomas na nAngla-Normannach)

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:
    Tá imfhálú gar do bf Cill Mhuire (#28511) i dtuaisceart an bhaile fearainn seo (www.archaeology.ie). B’fhéidir gur dó seo a thagair logainm stairiúil atá le fáil sa chur síos ar thailte Whitney .i. 1549 ‘Raklinshian’, 1557 ‘rawghlyn Eshyan’, ceartaithe in 1563 go ‘[Rawlenneshean alias] Rathneshian’ < Ráithín na Sián (?) “the (little) ring-fort of the fairy mounds, hillocks”, logainm a liostaítear idir Baile Thomáis agus Cill Mhuire sna seanghníomhais. Is ar chúl thoir na gcnoc atá an t-imfhálú suite.

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:
    I ndeisceart an bhaile fearainn a bhí an fhoroinn 1607 ‘Kilpatrick’, a mhaireann in ainm an chrosbhóthair Kilpatrick Cross SO < Coill Phádraig (?) “the wood of Pádraig” in aice le bf Coill na Spideog (#28195) lastoir. Is cosúil gurb ionann sin is 1566 ‘Killnesperokye’ inar dhúnmharaigh Giolla Phádraig Ó Móra a dheartháir Rúraí Caoch sa bhliain 1545 gur ghlac an teideal Ó Móra chuige féin (‘Patricke’ a dtugtar air in Inq. Lag. 1 Eilís agus déantar tagairt dó mar thaoiseach faoi 1546 ‘Ua Mordha GiollapatraiccARÉ; cf. obit 1545 ‘Rughraidh caoch mac Conuill’ in Breathnach, Short Annals of Leinster as TCD MS 1372) — cf. bf Coill Rúraí (#28194) teorantach lastoir. B’fhéidir gur chomhtharlúint é seo, tharla gur fíorbheag an t-achar ama idir an eachtra úd agus na chéad tagairtí do na logainmneacha seo, ach is spéisiúil an grúpa ainmneacha é.

Centrepoint

53.0537, -7.16805 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1549
Ballyhomais
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 58
1557c
Bally homas
P.R.O.L. Leathanach: 62/1
1563
Ballehomas
F Leathanach: 559
1569
Ballyhomas
John Whitney, gent
F Leathanach: 1353
1571
Ballyhomas
F Leathanach: 1720
1614
Ballyhomas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 4 J I
1615
Ballihomas
CPR Leathanach: 283
1642
Bally Thomas
Dep. 1641
1838
Ballythomas
HCSV:AL Leathanach: La038,5
1838
Ballythomas
HCons PR:AL  Leathanach: La038,5
1838
Ballythomas
Cahill Co. Map:AL Leathanach: La038,5
1838
Baile Thomáis, 'Thomas' town'
OD:AL Leathanach: La038,5
1838
Ballythomas
OC:AL Leathanach: La038,5
1838
Ballythomas
BS:AL Leathanach: La038,5

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